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Catalytic converter ID program returns to Vacaville

VACAVILLE — A program to help combat thefts of catalytic converters from vehicles will be available Saturday for a second time in Vacaville. Operation Etch N’ Catch, which will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Vacaville’s maintenance facility at 1001 Allison Drive, is available for anyone who lives or works in Vacaville, according […]

April 09, 2015 | Posted in Vacaville | Tagged ,

Nonprofit offers energy-, water-conservation services to area residents

VACAVILLE — Rising Sun Energy Center’s California Youth Energy Services program will provide Vacaville residents with no-cost energy- and water-conservation services through a partnership with Pacific Gas & Electric Co., the city of Vacaville and local water districts, according to a press release from the center. The nonprofit Rising Sun has provided these services since […]

April 09, 2015 | Posted in Vacaville | Tagged ,

City Coach plans Leisure Town block parties

VACAVILLE — City Coach is hosting the first of several block parties in the Leisure Town area of Vacaville, starting with Carlsbad Circle from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 28, according to a city press release. “These block parties are designed to allow City Coach staff to provide information on our latest programs while […]

April 09, 2015 | Posted in Vacaville | Tagged ,

Van overturns on I-80 in Vacaville

VACAVILLE — An overturned white van slowed up traffic Tuesday on eastbound Interstate 80 near Alamo Drive with the driver suffering only minor injuries, according to the California Highway Patrol. The van had collided with a gray sedan shortly before 8 a.m. and overturned, blocking one of the freeway lanes. The driver said he had a […]

April 08, 2015 | Posted in Vacaville | Tagged ,

NorthBay breaks ground on combo cancer, medical fitness center

VACAVILLE — Solano County notables and NorthBay Healthcare employees gathered under a white tent Tuesday afternoon and attempted to ignore the downpour that pelted the makeshift shelter. Instead they celebrated the groundbreaking of NorthBay Healthcare’s new VacaValley Wellness Center to be located at the VacaValley Hospital campus on Nut Tree Road. “Welcome to the end […]

April 08, 2015 | Posted in Vacaville | Tagged ,

Mystery writer to speak in Vacaville

VACAVILLE — Tahoe-based mystery writer Todd Borg will speak Saturday at Epiphany Episcopal Church, 300 West St. His appearance is part of BookFest Solano. A wine and cheese reception begins at 6 p.m. Book contest awards will be presented at 7 p.m. Borg is slated to talk from 7:15 to 8:30 p.m. For tickets, visit www.SolanoLibraryFoundation.org. […]

April 08, 2015 | Posted in Vacaville | Tagged ,

Vacaville Soroptimists bestow honors, scholarships

VACAVILLE — Soroptimist International of Vacaville recently honored local women as part of the group’s annual Live Your Dream awards banquet. Pat Nicodemus was honored with the club’s Ruby Award for providing hope in the form of a second chance to women who have been incarcerated. She was nominated by a woman she helped more […]

April 06, 2015 | Posted in Vacaville | Tagged ,

Accordian club to meet next week

VACAVILLE — The Vacaville chapter of the Golden State Accordion Club will have its next meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Pietro’s No. 2, 679 Merchant St., Vacaville. Join the group for an evening of fun and music. Admission is free. Food is available to order. Guest performer Murl Allen Sanders will be a special guest. Contact […]

April 06, 2015 | Posted in Vacaville | Tagged ,

Prom dress giveaway provides free glam

VACAVILLE — The Eighth Annual Prom Dress Giveaway got off to a quiet start Saturday with only a few young women getting up before 10 a.m. to snag a free dress, but event organizers expected more girls to arrive as the event continued. The prom dress event has a solid history. “This started out eight years […]

April 05, 2015 | Posted in Vacaville | Tagged ,

Quality-of-life concerns dominate Vacaville town hall on crime

VACAVILLE — Residents raise concerns about quality-of-life issues more than they do violent crime, Fairfield Police Chief Joe Allio said Thursday at a town hall – where questions from the community about homelessness and panhandling confirmed the chief’s view. Allio, Vacaville Police Chief John Carli and Suisun City Police Chief Tim Mattos were among law […]

April 03, 2015 | Posted in Vacaville | Tagged ,

Pickleball decision stalls in Vacaville

VACAVILLE — A decision on permanently striping three tennis courts at Three Oaks Park to also accommodate pickleball will have to wait after Community Services commissioners asked Wednesday for more time and alternatives to discuss. “Hopefully we come to a compromise,” Commissioner Alex Henthorn said. He added that pickleball is not just an issue in […]

April 02, 2015 | Posted in Vacaville | Tagged ,

Chabad of Solano County to host Passover Seders

VACAVILLE — Chabad of Solano County, based in Vacaville, has announced its plans for the Passover Seder on Friday and Saturday. It’s open to all members of the community, regardless of affiliation, religious background or level of observance. “With current events on our mind and anti-Semitism resurfacing around the world it’s an opportune time to reflect […]

April 02, 2015 | Posted in Vacaville | Tagged ,

Pickleball, anyone? Commission looks to stripe for game at 3 tennis courts

VACAVILLE — Three tennis court at Three Oaks Park will be permanently striped for pickleball – a game described as halfway between pingpong and tennis – if the city Community Services Commission goes along Wednesday with the recommendation of the city staff. “It is a reasonable request as pickleball continues to grow in popularity,” Hew […]

April 01, 2015 | Posted in Vacaville | Tagged ,

Vacaville to break ground for new fire station

VACAVILLE — Ground-breaking ceremonies will take place April 17 for the new Station 75 of the Vacaville Fire Department. The 9 a.m. ceremony at the site at Cogburn Circle and Vanden Road will include speakers. The $5.3 million fire station won approval by City Council members. Fire Chief Frank Drayton said at a December community meeting that […]

April 01, 2015 | Posted in Vacaville | Tagged ,

Commission eyes 7-acre Vacaville park site

VACAVILLE — The City Council approved buying land for Corderos Park in 2010 and spent $509,000 for the property, but funding to construct the park – subject of a Wednesday meeting by members of the Community Services Commission – has proved a problem. A report to the commission notes the slowdown in housing construction since […]

April 01, 2015 | Posted in Vacaville | Tagged

Saturday Club schedules Shower of Flowers event

VACAVILLE — The Saturday Club of Vacaville will present the Shower of Flowers luncheon at noon April 11. Caryn Mikich of Stems Florist in Vacaville will demonstrate the art of floral arranging. The event will occur at The Saturday Club’s clubhouse at 125 W. Kendal St. For reservations, call Jacqueline Pelton at 448-1492. Reach Amy Maginnis-Honey at 427-6957 or [email protected] Follow […]

April 01, 2015 | Posted in Vacaville | Tagged ,

Travel presentation ready to roll in Vacaville

VACAVILLE — Adults are invited to the McBride Senior Center at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday to hear about upcoming trips offered at the center. Domestic and international destinations are planned. There will also be a travel presentation at 10:30 a.m. May 6. The center is located at 91 Town Square Place. For more information, call 469-6673. Reach Amy Maginnis-Honey at 427-6957 or […]

April 01, 2015 | Posted in Vacaville | Tagged ,

Vacaville bridal, quinceanera show a hit

VACAVILLE — Luisa Sanabria came to the Vacaville Bridal and Quinceanera Show on Saturday with an idea of the dress she’ll wear for her 15th birthday celebration – something in aqua or pearl. Her godmother Josefina Salazar of Vacaville thought the pearl would be the best color. Salazar was excited about taking her goddaughter to the fashion […]

March 29, 2015 | Posted in Vacaville | Tagged ,

Event benefits child who attends Cambridge School

VACAVILLE — Children and families of Cambridge Elementary School took part in a fundraiser Saturday for Shae McCord. The 9-year-old attends Cambridge Elementary and had a brain tumor removed in 2013. Then in November 2014, after her last round of chemotherapy, doctors found that the tumor had returned. To help offset the family’s out-of-pocket expenses related to Shae’s […]

March 29, 2015 | Posted in Vacaville | Tagged ,

Eatery to host event to support child with cancer

VACAVILLE — Children and families from Cambridge Elementary School have scheduled a fundraiser Saturday to benefit one of their own. The event to support Shae McCord and her family takes place from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Pizza Pucks, 401 E. Monte Vista Ave., where 20 percent of the day’s proceeds will go to […]

March 28, 2015 | Posted in Vacaville | Tagged ,

Vacaville honors top cops, support staff

VACAVILLE — The best of the best in the Vacaville Police Department were honored Wednesday during their 2014 awards ceremony.

The annual event provides an opportunity to recognize the excellent work in the department, said Police Chief John Carli.

In his remarks, Mayor Len Augustine thanked those in the department for their work.

“It’s a very unpredictable type of profession you serve in,” he said. “It’s not an easy job. It’s very difficult.”
He commended the department for making Vacaville such a safe city.

March 26, 2015 | Posted in Vacaville | Tagged ,

Arts organizations will be honored for longevity, contributions

VACAVILLE — The Vaca-Arts Council will celebrate its 25th anniversary this year and honor four arts organizations celebrating key anniversaries at its annual dinner and gala awards this weekend. The other organizations being feted are: Young Artists Conservatory of Music, which marks 10 years. The Vacaville Ballet Company, which celebrates its 20th anniversary. The Solano Winds Community Concert […]

March 26, 2015 | Posted in Vacaville | Tagged ,

Council OKS $5.3M Vacaville fire station

VACAVILLE — A $5.3 million fire station won approval Tuesday by City Council members with praise for the design-build contract said to “be really good for the taxpayers.” Councilman Ron Rowlett said he’s been pushing for years for design-build work – with an architect designing the project and a developer building it – that will […]

March 25, 2015 | Posted in Vacaville | Tagged ,

Cities die when growth stops, Vacaville mayor says

VACAVILLE — An updated land use plan for the city encourages sprawling development, an attorney for the Solano County Orderly Growth Committee said Tuesday – while Mayor Len Augustine described Vacaville as seeking to preserve quality of life but added that,”When growth stops, cities die.” Augustine noted residents asking when promised parks will open. “That’s one […]

March 25, 2015 | Posted in Vacaville | Tagged ,

Vacaville adds FBI checks for job seekers

VACAVILLE — FBI criminal history reviews should be added for job applicants, the City Council agreed Tuesday after the staff noted potential risks in using only state California Department of Justice criminal histories for people who have lived outside the state. The state justice department reports only arrests and prosecutions in California, Dawn Leonardini, director […]

March 25, 2015 | Posted in Vacaville | Tagged ,

Workshop focuses on women and burnout

VACAVILLE — Marriage and family therapist Gail Gall will host a workshop to discuss the number one mistake women make that keeps them feeling burned out. The event is Saturday. Registration begins at 9 a.m. The workshop is from 10 to 11:30 a.m. The location is 795 Alamo Drive. For more information and to register, visit www.gailgall.com. Reach Amy Maginnis-Honey at […]

March 25, 2015 | Posted in Vacaville | Tagged ,

Police Department schedules awards ceremony

VACAVILLE — The Police Department will host its annual awards ceremony this week at the Vacaville Performing Arts Theatre. The ceremony recognizes efforts of the department employees along with people who assisted in keeping the community safe. The Medal of Merit, Meritorious Action, Life Saving, Distinguished Achievement, Employee of the Year and Officer of the Year are among […]

March 23, 2015 | Posted in Vacaville | Tagged ,

Library invites teens to help develop programs

VACAVILLE — Teens have a chance this week to have input on what types of programs are offered at the local libraries. The Teen Advisory Board of the Vacaville Public Library meets at 4 p.m. Thursday at the Cultural Center branch, located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. Children and teens between the ages of 12 and […]

March 23, 2015 | Posted in Vacaville | Tagged ,

Free bike repair clinic heralds spring’s arrival

VACAVILLE — People who have bicycles that are in need of repair after sitting idle during winter can have a free tune-up done on their rides this week with the arrival of spring. A team from the Bay Area Bike Mobile will work on as many bikes as time allows from 3 to 6 p.m. Tuesday […]

March 23, 2015 | Posted in Vacaville | Tagged ,

Live music, happy hour mixer on tap

VACAVILLE — The Young Artists Conservatory of Music is hosting a live music, happy hour mixer from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Monday. The featured performer is cellist and teacher Isaac Pastor Chermak. The series continues April 20 featuring the conservatory’s Treble Trio and on May 11 with the TnT rock band. For more information, call […]

March 23, 2015 | Posted in Vacaville | Tagged ,
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